The Week in TicketCity Search – June 18th

Well, it would seem Bieber-mania has hit Central Texas as not only did the esteemed Mr. Bieber top the countdown this week, he did with with a decisiveness rarely seen. No stranger to the top 3 of late, Mr. Bieber swept away the competition with 3x the total of this week’s #2, The College World Series. The CWS is set to kick off in Omaha this weekend, so that’s a pretty impressive feat. Coming in at #3 is a championship event with word “world” in it that really means it, the World Cup. Rounding out the championship trifecta are the NBA Finals, which went seven games and thus wont be figuring in next weeks countdown.

Tool rounds out the top 5, bouncing back from #10 in the process and leading us to Cirque Du Soleil. Since the term is particularly broad, and there are “a lot” of Cirque shows, I’m going to have to guess the Alegria touring production up in Houston is the root of this sudden interest. Not sure what this particular show is about, but I’m going out on a limb and guess it involves a large number of French Canadian people moving around in brightly colored clothing. For the more traditional theatre-going crowd, Wicked remains on the countdown as well.

Rounding things out we have a diva block at the end with Cher and Lady Gaga. Gaga fell again from the top 5 and I’m at a loss to explain the sudden interest in Cher’s Vegas show. There seems to be no news about it ending, or anything like that.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 Justin Bieber
2 1 College World Series
3 8 World Cup
4 9 NBA Finals
5 10 Tool
6 - Cirque Du Soleil
7 5 Wicked
8 6 Phish
9 - Cher
10 4 Lady Gaga

The Week in TicketCity Search – June 11th

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Texas Stars Hockey

College baseball fever is in fully swing, as terms from the ongoing post-season send it to the top. Here in Austin the final Super Regional games play out this weekend, and then it’s on to Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium for the College World Series. The combination of searches for all these terms made for a big win for College Baseball.

For a surprisingly strong #2, we have our local AHL franchise, the Texas Stars. Though the Blackhawks can put the Stanley Cup on their mantle for a year or so, the Stars are still engaged with the Hershey Bears for the second oldest trophy in pro hockey, the Calder Cup. The Bears have a long history with the Cup, scoring the most wins, 10, in AHL history.

The usual concert performing suspects appear at 3 and 4, flipped once more. Wicked rounds out the top 5, returning likely due to touring shows starting up in Dallas and Houston over the next couple months.

The bottom 5 is a mix to returning favorites and championships, with the World Cup and NBA Finals clinging to the lower half, while the recent release of US Open tennis tickets has fueled some interest there. And, for some reason, Phish is back.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 4 College Baseball
2 - Texas Stars
3 3 Justin Bieber
4 2 Lady Gaga
5 - Wicked
6 - Phish
7 - US Open
8 5 World Cup
9 - NBA Finals
10 8 Tool
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TicketCity and TripCart.com Offer Easy Planning for Fall Travel

As temperatures begin to cool and leaves begin to turn, millions of travelers are expected to take to the road in pursuit of fall foliage in the Northeast, and when they do, TicketCity and TripCart.com will be there to provide recommendations for natural sites of interest, as well as live events they won’t want to miss along the way such as baseball, football and Broadway.

TicketCity partnered earlier this year with TripCart, the most comprehensive online Road Trip Planner and travel reference site.  Together, they have taken the guesswork out of planning exciting things to do while chasing fall’s ever-changing colors. Booking weekends full of sports and entertainment through the sites’ revolutionary combinations of enticing content and robust, interactive technology has made the information gathering process a breeze.  Not to mention TicketCity’s reputation for outstanding customer service, abundant seating options and guaranteed reliable transactions.

This fall, TripCart, TicketCity, and good ol’ Mother Nature herself present foliage fanatics and sports enthusiasts a weekend of colorful indulgence in the Northeast’s favorite cities.  And fall foliage tours aren’t limited to small towns in Vermont or the Rocky Mountains anymore and aren’t exclusively about the trees and leaves.

Highlights of TripCart’s unique Urban Fall Foliage Guide include information on hundreds of scenic spots and routes, including:

Red Leaves by David Hepworth.

  • Lunch among leaves and life at Massachusetts’ Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Drive through cranberry country just south of Boston along State Road 105, along twinkling ponds and red-gold forests.
  • Combine rich fall foliage with rich American history at Philadelphia’s Valley Forge National Historic Park.
  • Take a break from city hubbub and hike through tranquil, colorful Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
  • Hop on Metro-North for a moving view of Hudson Valley Fall Foliage or grab the subway to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a nap under the color-changing trees and then a stroll through trendy Park Slope. 

For those travelers looking to supplement their nature exploration with spectacular live sports or entertainment events, TicketCity offers no shortage of ideas to choose from:

Boston Red Sox by Keith Allison.

  • Catch the U2 360 concert tour at Gillette Stadium in Boston on September 20, 2009.
  • See Dave Matthews Band in concert at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on September 19-20.
  • Celebrate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame benefit event at Madison Square Garden on October 30, 2009.
  • Support the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox with tickets for events as they head into postseason baseball.
  • Enjoy NFL action with the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and New York Jets tickets throughout the entire NFL season.
  • Kickoff the NBA season with tickets to the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks or Boston Celtics.
  • Explore Broadway and all of its offering including tickets to shows such as The Lion King at Minskoff Theatre, and Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.

Travelers are encouraged to mix and match nature with culture to create an itinerary that captures the best of fall foliage, entertainment, and fun. For more information on TripCart, or to begin planning your next excursion within the United States, visit www.tripcart.com. For details on the hottest sports or entertainment tickets, visit www.ticketcity.com.

Top Overall Ticket Events for November

Looks like Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets are on the rise this month, as holiday ticket demand ensues.  The trend follows the results for tickets purchased in the week ending November 9.  Only the musical Wicked is in higher demand than the popular Christmas extravaganza, according to last week’s numbers.  Here is the list of top overall events for the week ending November 9.

1. Wicked Tickets
2. Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets
3. AC/DC Tickets
4. Jersey Boys Tickets
5. The Eagles Tickets
6. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets
7. Madonna Tickets
8. New England Patriots Tickets
9. Coldplay Tickets
10. Lion King Tickets